Over 10,000 Australians seek compensation for COVID vaccine side effects
AUSTRALIA: As countries rush to vaccinate their population against coronavirus, Australia is looking at millions to be paid as compensation for vaccine-related injuries. According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, thousands have registered to claim compensation under the federal government’s no-fault indemnity scheme.
Over 10,000 people are likely to claim compensation for lost income after being hospitalised due to rare side effects from COVIDd-19 vaccine jabs. The compensation that begins at A$5,000 will include medical costs and lost wages to be paid by the Government. According to Bloomberg, the programme would cost at least A$50 million ($37 million) should each claim be approved. Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has received almost 79,000 reports of adverse side-effects from 36.8 million doses of vaccine, according to its website. – INDIA TODAY